Informative Speech : Attention Getter For Schizophrenia

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Topic: Schizophrenia
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the debilitating brain disease schizophrenia
Thesis: Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder with uncertain causes, damaging effects and little treatment.

I. Introduction
A. Attention-getter: When you hear the word schizophrenia what comes to mind? Maybe someone that is psychotic with 20 different personalities. Such as in the movie split where the main character goes from a 9-Year-old boy named Hedwig to an Old woman named Patricia.
B. Reason to listen: There are many misconceptions about schizophrenia and knowing the facts will help erase stereotypes.
C. Thesis Statement: Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder.
D. Credibility statement:
1. I have a close family friend with schizophrenia.
2. With this speech I have done extensive research over this topic.
E. Preview of main points:
1. First, I will explain the causes of schizophrenia.
2. Second, I will describe the effects of schizophrenia.
3. Lastly, I will talk about what little treatment they have for schizophrenia.
II. Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder with uncertain causes, damaging effects, and little treatment.
A. Many doctors are not for sure what causes schizophrenia but they have many ideas about what causes it.
1. Scientists believe that genetics and heredity play a large role in developing schizophrenia.
a. This disorder runs in families so it is likely if one parent has it then the

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